Looe Primary Academy is closed for staff training on Friday 24th May and Friday 7th June.
School returns from the half term break on Monday 3rd June.

Head's Blog

A wonderful day as writers

We were so excited today for so many reasons.  We have got Children's University back up and running at school.  This is an opportunity for children to log all of the additional activity that they take part in beyond the daily school timetable.  They have a 'passport' to record their activities and once they reach a certain number of entries in their passport they become 'graduates' and are invited to attend a graduation ceremony at Plymouth University.  This hopefully helps them to understand that universities and further education are accessible for all.

Today we were delighted to welcome David Lawrence Jones back to school.  David is a Chancellor at Plymouth University but he is also an author and has written a number of children's books, and has made an animated film.  David is a great friend to the school and he has written a new book about Cub, the Children's University Bear and the children had met Cub not long ago when the Children's University Ambassadors came to visit.  This time though Cub had been on his travels and the children were finding out all about his adventures.

The children then worked with David to write a new adventure for Cub as he travelled around Devon and Cornwall.  Cub went to Exeter, Home Park in Plymouth, the Eden Project,  The Box, Bodmin Jail and Land's End.  They worked hard and even managed to finish their story!  The story will arrive back in school soon, so we will be able to share it soon.  Cub was so impressed with the work of the children that he arrived to congratulate them.

There was just one thing wrong with today.  Our own housework bear had been on his travels around the world recently, but we thought he was back to stay.  However, we couldn't find him anywhere and we now think he may have been so excited about Cub's travels that he has gone on his own travels again.  There is a chance he may just be being a mischief maker and that he may be hiding in your house.  If you find him, can you please send him back - we miss him when he is not here!


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Based in Looe Cornwall, Looe Primary Academy is a member of Bridge Schools Trust. Looe joined the Trust in 2014 following conversion to academy status the same year. Looe Primary is a larger than average primary in Cornwall, with approximately 240 pupils on roll.

Our school motto is, ‘Creating Lifelong Learners’ and we pride ourselves on our supportive and inclusive ethos; our team of staff work incredibly hard to ensure that every child achieves the highest standards possible during their time with us. Our school sits in wonderful surroundings with full views of the sea and the environment in which we live plays a large role in our aim to deliver a happy and vibrant school that provides a wealth of opportunities for children to create, explore, invent and extend their learning. We are committed to providing the highest standard of teaching and learning and we achieve this through a rich and broad wider and connectedcurriculum that provides a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential.

Looe Primary shares a Local Governing Body with three of the 14 Bridge Schools Trust schools, Brunel Primary, St. Cleer Primary and Wadebridge Primary. We have some local governors as part of the governing body and our committed governors work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that they have a good and accurate, understanding of our work, vision and school improvement priorities. With a strong leadership team and support from the Bridge Schools Trust, Looe Primary Academy has significantly improved outcomes for pupils and improved from ‘requires improvement’ to a strong ‘good’ school in January 2019. We are a forward-thinking school and we constantly strive for excellence in all that we do, including outcomes for all children within our vision to serve every child as an individual.

Our pupils are happy and tell us that they enjoy their time at Looe Primary, with fun learning and teachers and staff who know them and who are always there to help. Our parent and family communications tell us that they are happy with the school, that they feel their children are safe and that the school cares about them. We strongly believe in the whole child and preparing our pupils to be active citizens for life in a modern, democratic society. We are a community school in a rich and vibrant community and we are very proud to be part of this.

Safeguarding and welfare is intrinsic and essential in all that we do at Looe Primary. Children are taught the values of creativity, curiosity, determination, enthusiasm, excellence and responsibility. These values are linked to sea creatures: octopus, lobster, goby dolphin, shark and whale, to cherish the rich coastal environment in which we live as a communityand around the world. Each sea creature has a strong link to the value to it represents. We promote open and honest communication with parents, carers and the specialists who support us. In the 2023-2024 academic year we are embarking on a parental engagement project to encourage parents to become more involved in the day-to-day life of the school and their children’s learning in response to the drop in engagement during the pandemic.

When you visit Looe Primary Academy, you will find a welcoming and purposeful environment, with relationships built on mutual respect where our pupils develop skills for lifelong learning. Achievement, progress and a ‘can do’ attitude are at the heart of our philosophy; we develop this by nurturing pupils’ creativity, to grow independent learners who understand that mistakes can be a learning opportunity.

If you require a paper copy of information on our website then please contact the school office and this will be provided.

Janine Waring, Headteacher.


Mrs Janine Waring

Hay Lane
East Looe
PL13 1JY

01503 262172

Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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